We can only deal with complaints about the personal conduct of judicial office holders. This means that we cannot accept complaints about a judge’s decision or the way a judge has managed a case.  Please see the ‘What can I complain about?’ page for further information before making a complaint.  Complaints which fall outside our remit will be rejected.

A complaint to the JCIO must be made within three months of the matter complained of. We can only extend this timescale in exceptional circumstances.

A complaint to the JCIO must be made in writing. In setting your complaint you need to provide:

We may not be able to accept a complaint for consideration if the above details are not provided. For further information about the level of detail to include see the ‘What do we need from you’ page on this site.

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